ACORN Fraudster O’Keefe Thwarted in Slimy ‘CNN Caper’

September 29, 2010

(ChattahBox Political News)— Will this latest sleazy dishonest smear job of Andrew Brietbart protege James O’Keefe finally, once and for all, discredit him in the eyes of the media? CNN is reporting that O’Keefe had planned an elaborate hidden video stunt aboard a boat dubbed a “palace of pleasure,” to embarrass and discredit CNN and correspondent Abbie Boudreau. What was the plan? O’Keefe intended to lure Boudreau inside a boat staged with sex toy props under false pretenses, wherein O’Keefe was prepared to “seduce” her with “strawberries and champagne.” OK, let’s stop right here. The fake pimp ACORN fraudster on probation for entering a federal building under false pretenses, thought he could pull off a phony seduction scene with a real live woman, really? And a seasoned reporter no less. Was he planning to dress up in his outlandish pimp costume?

Before O’Keefe was able to proceed with his self-described “CNN Caper,” Izzy Santa, an employee of Project Veritas, his right-wing activist group, spilled the beans to Boudreau, when the reporter arrived for a scheduled meeting with O’Keefe, as part of an ongoing CNN special “Right On The Edge.”

Santa was having second thoughts about the potential backlash resulting from O’Keefe’s ridiculous plot to smear CNN’s Boudreau with a hidden camera sex stunt. So, Santa confessed the details of the “palace of pleasure,” plan to Boudreau, before O’Keefe tried to lure her onto his boat equipped with hidden cameras.

Santa later provided CNN with emails from O’Keefe’s account, an audio tape of a phone call with Boudreau, recorded without her permission and a 13-page document, named “CNN Caper” detailing the plot.

After reading the CNN Caper document, Boudreau called “outlandish and so juvenile,” she at first questioned if it was real. It was.

“But in a phone conversation, Santa confirmed the document was authentic. Listed under “equipment needed,” is “hidden cams on the boat,” and a “tripod and overt recorder near the bed, an obvious sex tape machine.”‘

“Among the props listed were a “condom jar, dildos, posters and paintings of naked women, fuzzy handcuffs” and a blindfold.”

After recording his August 10 telephone conversation with Boudreau, O’Keefe sent an email with the audio of the conversation attached, excited about the prospect of filming her on his boat with hidden cameras.

“CNN was forwarded an e-mail, sent from O’Keefe’s e-mail address, to the executive director of Project Veritas, Izzy Santa; and two conservative activists, Ben Wetmore of New Orleans and Jonathon Burns of St. Louis, Missouri, dated after the call with Boudreau.”

‘”Getting Closer,” the e-mail states. “Audio attached conversation with Abbie. What do you think of her reaction guys. She said she could do it Monday, Tuesday. Ben, you think I could get her on the boat?”‘

O’Keefe later said in an email, the 13-page CNN Caper document was not his “work product,” and he claimed he never intended to follow through with the plot. But he refused to answer any additional questions about the so called “gag.”

As part of the plot to smear Boudreau, the CNN Caper document also revealed a plan to peddle a fake news story to CNN using a fake video. O’Keefe then planned to inform Fox News that CNN was reporting on a false story.

O’Keefe is best remembered for his fraudulent ACORN stings, using heavily edited undercover video to successfully discredit and dismantle the organization that helped poor minorities. He led the media to believe he was dressed in his outlandish pimp costume depicted on the tapes. He wasn’t.

After lengthy investigations, prosecutors in New York and California found no evidence of wrongdoing by ACORN. And the officials further found that the videos were heavily edited to deceive the public into believing ACORN approved of an illegal brothel operation.

O’Keefe also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of entering the federal offices of Sen. Landrieu (D-LA), during another thwarted sting, wherein O’Keefe videotaped his right-wing associates dressed up as telephone repairmen.

O’Keefe planned to prove that Landrieu was deliberately not answering her phones during the healthcare reform debate, after some constituents complained they could not get through. The phones were simply busy. And O’Keefe and his cohorts were arrested and charged with a felony.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval had some strong words for O’Keefe, during his plea deal, which he apparently has ignored.

“Federal buildings and federal officers have been and are the target of threats, and on occasion the victims of acts of violence,” reads the judge’s order. “Deception is alleged to have been used by the defendants to achieve their purposes, which in and of itself is unconscionable. Perceived righteousness of a cause does not justify nefarious and potentially dangerous actions,” said Duval after accepting O’Keefe’s guilty plea and sentencing him to probation.

Question: Who is financing O’Keefe’s group Project Veritas? And did BigGovernment’s Andrew Brietbart have a role, or any knowledge of the CNN Caper?

Excerpts from the “CNN Caper” can be found here.


(Update: Jamison Foser of Media Matters describes O’Keefe, as a “twisted” and “vicious, misogynist.”

“Lying to a reporter in order to lure her onto a boat under false pretenses, then secretly recording her reaction to being confronted in an enclosed, unfamiliar environment by a strange man with handcuffs and sex toys, all while disparaging her as a “bubble-headed-bleach-blonde,” is not a “stunt.” It is the vicious, misogynist act of a twisted person whose 15 minutes should have expired long ago.”


10 Responses to “ACORN Fraudster O’Keefe Thwarted in Slimy ‘CNN Caper’”

  1. dalehendon on September 29th, 2010 2:11 pm

    Is this article meant to give tne message that the Acorn sting last year was improper and a set-up which unfairly made Acorn look like it was a willing partner in helping folks set-up prostitution rings using underage sex slaves from foreign countries?
    This Communist News Network article features idiots in a rather stupid story.
    It in no way deflects from the inescapable conclusions that Acorn is comprised of a bunch of immoral low life losers that were sitting at the feet of Obama but a few years ago to take instruction in how to “bring in the sheves”.

  2. JoeTheDumber on September 29th, 2010 2:22 pm

    Typical Republitard.

  3. Ohio! on September 29th, 2010 2:28 pm

    Wait….so he’s the sleeze ball, but she was in route to meet him?

    So…how does this lesson what those criminals at Acorn were doing??

    FACT: if you’re a dirt bag and get caught in a scam/setup/sting op…you deserve to get everything aired nationally.

  4. Matt Vorwald on September 29th, 2010 2:31 pm

    @ dalehendon: No, this article doesn’t debunk the previous ACORN scandal. The previous ACORN “sting” was ALREADY debunked, when full footage showing that ACORN employees actually took steps to discourage O’Keefe and to report his actions to police. The “advice” given to O’Keefe was actually taken far out of context in heavily edited clips. When one watches the whole video (unedited) it shows O’Keefe to be the at-fault party, not ACORN. ACORN has its own issues, but nothing related to the bogus “sting”.

  5. freethinker on September 29th, 2010 2:34 pm

    Would that make you a Dumbacrat. If it doesn’t fit the left then they are idiots or racist. Way to go.

  6. Joseph Duvernay on September 29th, 2010 3:03 pm

    I would not quote the Bible nor any other ‘Holy’ Book here, with these ingenuous less-humans involved, as it seems to bring those books too close to ‘evil’.
    It is as bad as it seems citizens!
    These are the same types and descendants of all those baiters and separatists,
    and innocence hangers, that have forever been allowed to inhabit our world; now done so, after some misguided adoption of fair-play and the hearing of ‘both’ sides.
    Was the world willing to hear both sides of the nazis’ tales?
    For a while, I suppose, history seems to reveal, but what price?
    Well, just like then, it seems to make no sense now.
    – I know most reflective, learning, reasonable persons are so fed-up and
    disgusted with this right wing crowd of triple-faced prevaricators that they, like me, often find no desire or need to respond to their sorry, hurtful, deceptive practices, that are far from good for the Democratic Republic, yet I find often I must.
    I know I’m perceiving and presenting this personally, and it is.
    “And evil soul, producing holy witness,
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek;
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart.”
    Shakespeare, Merch. of Venice, Act i. Sc.3
    Their games, are no game.

  7. fidel on September 29th, 2010 3:38 pm

    “Santa later provided CNN with emails from O’Keefe’s account,”

    Isn’t this wire fraud and theft?

  8. John Taylor on September 29th, 2010 3:39 pm

    “If it doesn’t fit the left then they are idiots or racist. Way to go.”

    You are what you are by your nature, and what party you belong to a mere aberration of your nature. As for being idiots, this is also self inflicted.

  9. Larry on September 29th, 2010 3:43 pm

    Where can I get a copy of the full unedited ACORN tape? I would like to make up my own mind.

  10. John Frum on September 29th, 2010 3:43 pm

    Apparently some people never got the news that the so-called ACORN “sting” was actually a fabricated event created entirely from heavily edited videos, as this story only reiterates. Probably because they get all their “news” from the phony “news” operation that was complicit in the phony “sting” operation in the first place.

    When you believe things based on partial evidence, and refuse to believe what all the evidence shows, it only shows that you’re gullible and biased.

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